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Written by | December 21, 2015 7:43 | No Comments

I was under the impression that Taylor Swift would make the top of this ‘2015 most overpaid music celebrities’ list, but it is Katy Perry who is winning.

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Written by | November 5, 2015 5:13 | No Comments

Who has earned the most money among female music artists in 2015? Not Taylor Swift as I thought, not Beyonce, not Lady Gaga or even Madonna, no way! It’s Katy Perry, according to Forbes which put her at the top of the list with a whooping $135 million,

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Written by | August 24, 2015 9:00 | No Comments

Blank Space – Taylor Swift – Her greatest pure pop moment and while I personally have no problem assessing it as also a Max Martin greatest hit, in the end it doesn’t need his whoops and cranes, though you might considered it the difference between 2.5M units moved and 5M units moved – A+

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Written by | August 3, 2015 12:53 | No Comments

‘‘I’d be biased to think that the community of Geminis is the most consistently in tune with what their spirit is telling them to do or why they have breath in their lungs. But I do think that creative Geminis—Tupac, Biggie, Prince, Miles Davis, all being Geminis—have, throughout history, been really in tune with those things.’

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Written by | February 10, 2015 0:08 | No Comments

‘I was praying and I got a word from God and he says, ‘You got this and I got you,’’ she declared to Ryan Seacrest on the Red Carpet before the Grammy Awards. ‘And then I was on top of the lion and a random guy looked at me with a headset that I’d never communicated with before, he looked me straight in the eyes and said ‘You got this.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, that’s God confirming I can do this!’’

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Written by | January 14, 2015 0:08 | No Comments

Rappers are still going strong even those I haven’t heard anything from for a long time, like Diddy ($60 million and $1.90 per second)! Beside this you have Calvin Harris ($66 million and $2.09 per second), Jay Z ($60 million and $1.90 per second), and Drake ($33 million and $1.05 per second)

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Written by | August 2, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Katy Perry – Barclay Center – July 25th, 2014 – Modern pop musics big sister plays hit after hit with a sort of las vegas meets ancient Egypt motif, just to prove lost love ain’t lost life and roaring is easy if you try hard enough.

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Written by | July 28, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

A heavy duty concert week for me, Keith Urban, Action Bronson, Danny Brown, The Roots, Katy Perry and Chronixx, and not a dog in the lot but pride of place goes to Keith because it was just such a cool scene and Keith was a good natured country ramblin’ guy AT FORTY SIX!!!!

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Written by | July 27, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

Good Morning, Good Morning – Mickey Dolenz – Major bummer that I’m missing this guy at BB Kings on Wednesday, in commiseration, try this haunted cover to beat all covers, all the psychedelia melted away and the song a haunted nightmare – A-

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Written by | July 26, 2014 9:50 | No Comments

I went back and saw Katy again because I wanted to know how it ended, how she pulled herself out of her depression and I guess I didn’t get that, like Kanye west’s recent tour it felt like it was hidden in front of me. So I sat back and enjoyed the show and I recommend you do the same.

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Written by | July 13, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Well done, Yankees, Tanaka has a partial UCL tear and is out six weeks if not the year. Why? One thing is for sure, they rode his arm too hard. Whither the Yankees? They spent $500 Million, $209 Million this year alone, and aren’t getting into the post season. Enough. Fire Cashman

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Written by | July 11, 2014 0:10 | No Comments

Katy and uber-producer Dr. Luke simply ruled and three years later the Katy Perry reign continued. And while sure, it wasn’t much, a mix of fair pop hits and iffy dance slams while Katy moved away from her Dorothy in Candyland 2011 persona to still embrace her inner 13 year old but through the eyes of a blasé 29 year old writing a self-help manual, it pleased those it was meant to please

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Written by | July 7, 2014 0:04 | No Comments

Tim Howard is 35 years old and sports, soccer, is more or less a young man’s game, but the Manchester United goalie from New Jersey who carried the USA team past the UK for one and Italy for another, may prove capable of doing what Pele couldn’t 40 years ago, with that in mind, US ball clubs should through mountains of money at the man so he can singlehandedly turn the US onto, dare I call it, football.

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Written by | July 6, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Whatever your taste and wherever it may or may not coincide with the free for all 4Knots festival at the Southside Seaport, still, nobody can deny the garage rocking , country hawking Those Darlins, a band I’ve planned on catching yp with for a coupla years now. And did I mention it is free? Saturday, July 12th 1pm – 8pm

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Written by | June 27, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

One of Costello’s lowest moments, was his destructive comments about the former Transvision Vamp’s lead singer. She asked him to write a song for her and instead, with his wife, he wrote an album. Wendy gave pretty steady readings of them. Elvis hated them and recorded them himself, not half as well. Here is the best of them, a class structured Lady Chatterley’s lover of a song – A-

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Written by | June 26, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

So I go into the July 9 show at Madison Square Garden without that many caveats. I don’t particularly like Katie Perry’s music but I like her as a pop performer. She puts on a good show, she does the job. Don’t let all the C minuses bother you here, I expect big things

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Written by | May 29, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Looks like the summer of the Ig to me and franly I am surprised that she is doing this well, though not shocked. Both “Fancy” and “Problems” are as good as modern dance mash Hip Hop gets and look as though they are settling in for a long stay at the top. As long as “Blurred Lines”? Maybe not though…

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Written by | April 17, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Not one new entry in the top ten and the top seven are THE SAME AS LAST WEEK and except for Lil Jon and Onerepublica trading places, this is the exact same as last week!!!! BUT coming up soon, as I predicted the minute it was released, Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” will be rocking the charts all summer. Be afraid.

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Written by | April 10, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Meet the new chart same as the old chart. Well, at least Aloe Blacc is doing well. Plus you wanna see devolution in action? from “Get Lucky” to “Blurred Lines” to “Happy” (to” Sing” -but it will be a coupla weeks till that one shows). There is devolution in action.

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Written by | April 3, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Yeeeeesssss! Lil Jon is back on the charts to tell the truth to power on this real old fashioned slice of EDM heaven. This is House as written with a catchy catchy hook and flying synth lines into the outer stratosphere. Lil Jon said this about the song to Spin: ” It’s amazing, because that’s what I’ve been doing all my career: just getting people amped up and hyped up.” And remember he al… oh wait I already used that line.

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Written by | March 10, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Why are the singles charts in the UK so much better than their album charts? Jess Glynne is back with a Chicago House DJ Route 94 (geddit) and is excellent, which gives her two great songs on these charts neither of which have hit the US yet. But they will!

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Written by | March 6, 2014 0:06 | No Comments

I watched and even wrote about this video and it totally escaped me, but that’s normal because I couldn’t care less about these types of things! Honestly, how can people get offended for some hidden details in a Katy Perry video? I explain: In the pop star’s latest clip, ‘Dark Horses’, the one that should be considered as an history lesson about ancient Egypt, the guy who is burnt alive is wearing a pendant with the word ‘Allah’. I couldn’t see it because I don’t read Arabic, but some crazy Muslim integrist wrote a petition on Change.org to complain about …

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Written by | 0:02 | No Comments

The top four are exactly the same as last week, and the following six are minimal changes and NOTHING NEW made it on AND… Oh, I guess that’s all I got.Proof that the US Hot 100 is the most conservative and reactionary charts in the history of the world. FYI

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Written by | March 3, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Foxes (aka Louisa Rose Allen) is yet another DJ’s discovery, this time Zedd discovered her and this song is her second hit. The album is dropping May 12th, though whether we get it, and whether we care, is a subject of some debate.

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Written by | February 27, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

John Legend performs the terrible drag of an “All Of Me” on the Grammy’s once and the next thing you know he has a top ten hits. Legend is Alicia Keys in male drag and he is just as boring a performer though not without a certain amount of charm, true. None of that charm is at work here. None of it.

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Written by | February 26, 2014 0:08 | No Comments

I know, it’s a Perry video, you don’t have to make sense of anything, but why Egypt? Why the pharaohs? Did she watch too many Elizabeth Taylor’s oldies lately or did she always have a secret love for the Indiana Jones trilogy?

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Written by | February 24, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

It is one of the wonderful things about the record biz. Dan Smith was a bartender writing songs on his laptop two years ago, and one, based upon the infamous city, went onto his first album. Today his life is changed forever, he is a sensation, and whether I (or you) can stand the song is irrelevant, the man hit the jukebox jackbox. PS we don’t like the song at all.

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Written by | February 13, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Not much going on for another week, though I note we haven’t seen a thing for Gaga in awhile and meanwhile Katy Perry is in at # 1!! Lorde has her second hit and I suggest they do the right thing and release “Swingin’ Party” and make Paul some more bucks.

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Written by | January 30, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

Both A Great Big World and Young The Giant are happy to be here, one of these bands got that sort of break everybody dreams of, and the other one did nothing of the sort, but both of them are on the charts and are suddenly like really real bands.

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OK, where the hell is “Trumpets”? He played it at Jingle ball and it has been on the UK charts for a couple of months now, but while Jason is back with the admittedly good “Talk Dirty”, “Trumpets” is a killer hook on horns come to life.

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Written by | January 25, 2014 0:07 | No Comments

While her only real competition Lady Gaga explodes in angst and betrayal on the business side, Perry does it on the personal side, and while neither album has proven itself a slam dunk in the pop charts (which is precisely what they needed) certainly Katy should sell out this tour.

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Written by | January 16, 2014 0:03 | No Comments

You are getting sleepy, sleepy, close your eyes and snap you’re asleep. The US Charts are as slow as molasses. It takes a miracle to get in but once you are in you are there for months. Like 12 – 14 weeks they mess around the top 10. Only the surprise(ish) appearance of Katy have kept me awae.

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Written by | January 9, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

So OK, I went 50-50 on Perry and Gaga, I didn’t think PRISM was dead a duck and it isn’t and I didn’t thing Artpop was dead as a duck and it is dead a duck. I don’t see why Gag doesn’t pull out “Gypsy” it has hit single written all over it

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It is January 9th and nothing has happened in the world except “Frozen” is the fourth animated soundtrack to reach the top of the Billboard 200. It follows Jack Johnson’s “Curious George” (2006), and Disney’s “Pocahontas” (1995) and “The Lion King” (1994). One of which is actually good.

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